A happy, healthy car needs a bit more than a weekly visit to the petrol station and a monthly wash and polish. But armed with our tips on running a car you’ll be able to carry out basic and preventative maintenance yourself, saving you money at the garage.
There are several ways to reduce your monthly insurance premium.
Get your children their own insurance policy rather than adding them to yours. They will build up no-claims discounts and save money in the long term, and you won’t be risking your No Claims bonus.
Limiting the number of miles you drive and/or agreeing to pay a higher excess in the event of a claim will bring the cost of your insurance down.
Off-street parking, alarms, immobilisers, trackers and other security devices can incur insurance discounts – always ask your insurer for details. Notify them about the security features of your car and consider investing in increased security for extra long-term savings.
Many insurance policies offer discounts to holders of an Advanced Driving licence, so consider enrolling in a course. You won’t just become a better driver; you’ll pay less for your car insurance.